Steps to Follow After a Road Traffic Accident
Seek Medical Treatment
In the immediate aftermath of the accident, your health should be your priority. For a major injury, ensure you call emergency services straight away and request an ambulance. For minor injuries, keep track of the injury in the coming days as it develops and try to keep a medical report of your situation as it happens.
Warn Other Drivers
Alert oncoming traffic of the danger they face if the vehicles involved in the accident are blocking a busy roadway. This can be particularly dangerous if the motor collision happens at a bend in the road. You can use hazard lights to convey the jeopardy.
Collect Information at the Scene
Exchange contact details with the drivers of the vehicles involved in the accident. If a hit and run accident occurred, and you are physically well enough, contact the nearest Garda station and alert them of the situation. Take pictures at the scene and keep record of all relevant facts connected to the accident.
Contact Your Insurance Company
Your insurance company will require an accident report if you were driving a vehicle involved in a road traffic accident.
Contact a Personal Injury Solicitor
For cases involving personal injury claims, you may wish to consider reaching out to a road traffic accident solicitor to talk you through the process and explain the merits of your case.